Good News Concerning Demba Ba

There was good news last night when Yohan Cabaye was named as a substitute,  and then came on after 72 minutes, and just a couple of minutes later almost scored with a stunning free kick from out on the left wing.

Demba Ba – while at West Ham

That showed that the injury the French International picked up last Sunday at Anfield was only slight, and he will be able to line up against West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

And more good news about Newcastle’s injured players from Sunday, as Alan Pardew has said that Demba Ba is fit and ready to go against his former club – West Ham United – on Sunday afternoon.

This is what Alan Pardew said in the local press today:

“Demba looks fine and Cabaye has made his comeback.” “Danny Simpson, we will have to wait and see.”

The 27 year-old Senegal International has recovered from his thigh injury, which forced him to come off the field after only 4 minutes into the second half last Sunday, and it seems that precautionary move has paid off for Newcastle, and he’s fit to face the Hammers.

That’s good news for Newcastle and Ba will be trying to score against his former club, where he spent only four months at the club.

And while his time at the London club was short, his record was excellent – and he scored 7 goals in just 13 appearances for West Ham – but was unable to save them from relegation in May of last year.

We hope Demba Ba can remind West Ham just how good a goalscorer he is on Sunday.

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15 comments so far

  • 89Norcal

    Nov 9, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #1

    Is it really good, though? Was looking forward to seeing Cisse alone in the center in a 433 🙂

    Oh well, Pards probably would have played a 442 anyways..

  • NUfc4eve

    Nov 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #2

    team for west ham
    simpson taylor willi santon
    b.arfa anita cabaye fergeson
    cisse ba

  • check the toastie

    Nov 9, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #3

    Les – yep, Cabaye and Mr T constantly are running around trying to win the ball back as Krul, Simmo or Willo have just bypassed them, crossing their fingers that Ba or Cisse may actually turn into a player who can actually hold the ball up, actually neither do this well and as such we are constantly outplayed by shit opponents.

    Any young NUFC players who are next on your hitlist to write off.

  • Les Grossman

    Nov 9, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #4

    Dear me, when you look at NUFC from a realistic perspective and stop talkinf utter sh!te, then you may address me as Les.

    Until then….Sir will do, or i shall refuse point blank (Which exactly the way Id like to ………oops control les, woooosssa….anger managment, I feel pretty) …to acknowledge any dross you post.

    Now carry on!

  • Les Grossman

    Nov 9, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Im compiling a You tube for you of the nufc goals so far this season that have NOT come from long balls….guess how many??

  • markmac

    Nov 9, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #6

    what the hell is this story about cheik tiote being killed in a car crash all about?? just heard it, but says it was in america, must be wrong or another poor chap of the same name?

  • lewytoon

    Nov 9, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #7

    how many? 1 haha

  • Ginger

    Nov 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #8

    My opinion on our team yesterday:
    Krul – Had a decent game. Made some good saves but should have saved the second shot.
    Coloccini – In my opinion had a poor game. He just seems like he can’t focus in matches any more in my opinion, and he struggles badly against fast players and long balls. Something that needs to be resolved.
    Williamson – Once again I am surprised by him, I never ever used to rate him at all but he’s turned into a solid premier league centre back. Had a better game then our captain last night.
    Tavernier – Made a lot of defensive mistakes. Has the potential to be good and I like him a fair bit, although I have a feeling he won’t make it. Hope he does as he looks good attacking and decent defending.
    Anita – Best game he’s had by far! Really turning out to be a good player, made some good tackles, never stopped running all match yet did far more then Jonas would ever do in a match. Looks like he will become a good player!
    Bigirimana – Seemed asleep for most of the game, which is strange for him. Poor game, although he had to have one eventually!
    Marveaux – Seemed to get over powered a lot, maybe he can work on that. Does seem like a quality player though, just how long before he gets injured again is my worry.
    Tiote – You can tell he’s nervous to put a tackle in, it’s a real shame because besides that I think he had a good game. He did some great passes across the field to players that were open, surprised by it to be honest. Didn’t seem to lose the ball much either. Needs to get that bite back in his tackles though.
    Obertan – He’s a frustrating player to watch, comes out with a load of pace, skill and seems like he’s going to score one on one then doesn’t? It was a usual Obertan performance, showed flashes of brilliance then give away the ball on a poor pass. He will come good though, I’m almost sure of it. One thing I noticed is that he keeps doing “Skilful” passes, he just needs to play it simple. Half the time it didn’t even work.
    Sh and Sa Ameobi – I feel like I can rate these together because they seem to act pretty much the same. At one point they look unplayable, they seriously look like world class players. The next minute Shola is pulling a defender over or Sammy is trying to skill when he could pick out a great pass. They just need to work on the bad things, well I think Shola is going to be that way forever but I think Sammy could easily improve. He also got another assist which is great for him. Both had good games and there was some nice chemistry between the two.
    Steven Taylor – Usual Steven Taylor game, played solid at the back.
    Yohan Cabaye – Came on and didn’t really do much if I’m being honest, although that freekick was amazing! Wish it had of went in. To utilise his strengths best it’s probably best having him start the games, although I understand why he didn’t today.
    Amalfitano – Didn’t have long enough on the pitch.

    Overall very good performance in my opinion considering it was mainly our youngsters. We showed fight to get back and get two goals, and if it hadn’t of just been before half time I honestly think we would have kept on scoring. We did deserve to win though, no doubt about that.

    Hope young ginger Adam is used in the next Europa League Game. Really want to see more from him.

  • nufc debo

    Nov 9, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Funk me Les, or should that be sir?, is in fine form today! The thing about a blog such as this is that we can all enter into an informed debate on our great club where everyone’s opinion should be respected, you might not agree with everything said but that’s what a debate is. Imho we aren’t actually that far off last year in terms of performances but haven’t had as much luck as we all admitted then we had, we’re still a hard team to beat and break down and the current crop of younguns coming through have me looking forward to our future more so than at anytime in the last 20 odd years. HTL

  • Carryingcoals

    Nov 9, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Nights like that are what being in this competition is all about. Players coming through, entertainment in midweek and the fans getting an adventure.

    Good times for NUFC.

    In depth look at last night, talking points and analysis:

  • Carryingcoals

    Nov 9, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Also having Demba in the side sunday could be the difference between winning and losing. We are going to need him. Both teams to score, we just need to score more!

  • Gateshead-Mag

    Nov 9, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #12

    anyone else think we look far more of an attacking threat in europe than in the league??

    for me its 3 things;

    the pace of obertan running down the wings (shock, horror!)

    the formation ie not a flat 4 4 2

    and the fact its not ba and cisse upfront together a partnership that just doesnt seem to work

    anyone else think obertan should take tiotes place with jonas moved centrally?

    no for a fact hes gunna persist with 4 4 2 and cisse ba though so im not even going to suggest anything different

    still praying ba and cisse will come good but i just dont see how it can. for me its either/or

  • chris_g

    Nov 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #13

    check @3 – unfortunately Sir Les @5 wasn’t able to produce the YouTube compilation that he promised, so he suggested that you watch one of his earlier interviews with David Ginola instead:

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 9, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #14

    How’s thing people? Are we at war or are things relatively civil?

  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 9, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #15

    Ba should play up top in a 4-3-3 with Sammy on the left and Ba in the centre and HBA on the right. Cisse needs to be benched that he is not guaranteed a start after his dismal displays so far.


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